The Mumbai office will be the seventh in Destination NSW’s network of international offices and will manage the development of Indian inbound tourism to NSW.
Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, said Mr Bawa’s knowledge and experience in the international tourism sector will be a great asset to Destination NSW. His most recent role of six years was Regional Manager of VisitBritain’s Indian and Middle Eastern operations.
“This appointment is a major commitment to boost our direct involvement in this important market,” Ms Chipchase said. “The number of visitors from India to Australia in 2020 is expected to grow by more than 100 per cent, so it’s important we have an experienced, knowledgeable representative proactively engaged in the Indian market:.
Mr Bawa will work closely with airlines, travel trade, media and business event organisers to keep Sydney and NSW top-of-mind for holiday visitation.
He will also be representing Business Events Sydney to promote Sydney as a preferred destination for meetings, incentive, travel reward program, conferences and our key exhibitions.